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Fndoesn't display the function keys?
Unfortunately, Spyder does not appear in that list
This is because Spyder isn't a standalone binary, but is instead executed by the Python interpreter in the Python environment its installed under, which I why I suggested you navigate to the latter, if that's possible via the dialog.
I added Anaconda using that list
You mean Anaconda Navigator? That won't really do much ,as you found—its just a GUI frontend for
conda that the Spyder team originally wrote
The list in the Dialog does not include "Python" or "Spyder". Only "Anaconda-Navigator".
Okay, so you can't navigate to binaries in the file system? Just a list of applications?
Do you accept open source contributions? I had assumed that Spyder was open source, but now it looks like it probably isn't.
Spyder is absolutely open source (MIT License), and we welcome any and all contributions! In fact, it is the only 100% community-developed data science IDE for Python, coded and funded entirely by volunteer developers and community members just like you.
but I'm afraid of working with open source project developers, so I would need a little encouragement and direction to find the right way to contribute.
No worries; we're always glad to help new people get started and give them tips and pointers, and as the newest member of the project myself, I found my fellow developers to be some of the nicest and most helpful people out there; Spyder is kind of my family now :) I am also in the process of adding a written code of conduct, etc. to formalize this. If you have any specific concerns, feel free to DM me or Carlos.